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Aloprogen - General Information

Aloprogen is used as a topical ointment or cream in the treatment of Tinea infections. Tinea infections are superficial fungal infections caused by three species of fungi collectively known as dermatophytes (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton). Commonly these infections are named for the body part affected, including tinea corporis (general skin), tinea cruris (groin), and tinea pedis (feet). Aloprogen is a halogenated phenolic ether administered topically for dermotaphytic infections. The mechanism of action is unknown, but also presumed to interfere with yeast membrane structure and function.

 

Pharmacology of Aloprogen

Used as a topical ointment or cream in the treatment of Tinea infections. Tinea infections are superficial fungal infections caused by three species of fungi collectively known as dermatophytes (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton). Commonly these infections are named for the body part affected, including tinea corporis (general skin), tinea cruris (groin), and tinea pedis (feet).

 

Additional information about Aloprogen

Aloprogen Indication: Used to treat fungal (Tinea) skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and tinea versicolor.
Mechanism Of Action: Aloprogen is a halogenated phenolic ether administered topically for dermotaphytic infections. The mechanism of action is unknown, but also presumed to interfere with yeast membrane structure and function. There is a higher incidence of cutaneous side effects with haloprogin, including irritation, burning, vesiculation (blisters), scaling, and itching. It is generally used when the infection is unresponsive to other antifungals.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Haloprogin
Synonyms: Not Available
Drug Category: Anti-fungal Agents
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved
Other Brand Names containing Haloprogin: Aloprogen; Haloprogin [USAN-INN-JAN]; Haloprogina [INN-Spanish]; Haloprogine [INN-French]; Haloproginum [INN-Latin]; Halotex; Mycanden; Mycilan; Polik;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Not Available
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Aloprogen: Not Available
Chemical IUPAC Name: 1,2,4-trichloro-5-(3-iodoprop-2-ynoxy)benzene
Chemical Formula: C9H4Cl3IO
Haloprogin on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haloprogin
Organisms Affected: Dermatophytic fungi including Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton